Home Field

Aim & Mission

Home/Field is a space for ethnographers of North America to contend with pressing issues through an anthropological lens, and to explore what anthropology as a discipline — methodology, theory, ethics, and more — can contribute to the imagination and enactment of a more just world.  Home/Field is a project of the Society for the Anthropology of North America.  We aim to publish short-form, dialogical, and multi-sensory work that exists in parallel to the long-form scholarly work found in the Journal for the Anthropology of North America to complement the research articles found in the journal.

 

Our Name

Because many (although not all) ethnographers of North America are also from there in one sense or another, we also think about the politics and ethics of North American anthropological engagement through the idea of doing ethnography ‘at home.’  However, in our name and elsewhere, we emphatically do not suggest that 1. Anthropology’s proper home is any version of US American intellectual genealogy, geographic space, or neo-imperialist reach; or 2. That only people ‘from’ North America can or should do ethnography here.  Indeed, not only do we welcome and encourage North American ethnographic engagement from diversely-situated scholars, but we also recognize and seek to foreground disciplinary contributions from the margins; from the global south; from Indigenous sovereign nations; from locations of US empire; and from historically excluded scholars.  We imagine Home/Field as, in part, a space where we think about our obligations of care and experiment with accountability towards the people we learn with and from, as well as the broader spaces and places we call home.

Want to be a part of Home/Field?

Brie Berry

Ursinus College
circular economies; sustainable consumption; rural US; waste; reuse

Sarah Molinari

Florida International University
disaster recovery; debt politics; grassroots movements; care; Puerto Rico

David Flood

University of Virginia
Race and Whiteness; Capitalism; Activism; Music and Sound; Rural US

Megan Raschig

CSU Sacramento
World-building; Chicanx-Indigenous Healing; Anti-Carceralism; Feminist and Fugitive Ethnography

Don Anderson

Don Anderson

Palo Verde College
urban space; labor; technology; communications; ritual and performance

Elisa Lanari

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
race/ism; whiteness; insurgent suburbs; Latinxs; metropolitan US

Jeff Attridge

Clark Art Institute
Critical and Collaborative Museology; Material Culture; Critical Phenomenology; Temporality

NickCaverly

Nick Caverly

UMass Amherst
racism + coloniality; infrastructure; struggles for justice; cities in north america

Matthew Chrisler

CUNY Graduate Center
publics; racial and colonial formations; social reproduction; crisis; US Sunbelt

Allison Formanack

University of Southern Mississippi
housing, inequality, critical whiteness studies, mobility, autoethnography, collaborative and public anthropologies, United States

Ariana Hernandez-Reguant

Tulane University
urban; political (ideology & local governance); placemaking ; media; art ; collaborative ethnography ; documentary film

RachelHoward

Rachel Howard

University of Chicago
Southwest US; race; politics; water; reproduction; homeownership; crisis

Erin Luther

IWK Health
more-than-human; political ecology; affective capital; urban space; care ethics

Abby Mack

Weber State University
public mental health care, incarceration, abolition and transformative justice, clinical and faith-based recovery, Los Angeles and Appalachia

SheehanMoore

Sheehan Moore

CUNY Graduate Center
political ecology; land; property; crisis; environmental governance; US/Gulf south

Susanna Rosenbaum

City College of New York
immigration, gender, race, care work/reproduction, labor

Sayd Randle

Texas A&M
environment; climate change; water; infrastructure; urban political ecology; multispecies

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